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Why incumbents keep getting reelected
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for a midterm election year. It might have been notable except, as The Washington Post pointed out,
 
Designer hopes to make his mark in fashion world
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Thomas Ruffin (left with model) knew fashion was in his blood as a young boy. He was impressed by how well his parents were always groomed, and he loved the looks he saw in fashion magazines. So he started to sew and design his own clothes at age 15. “The first piece that I made was a pair of simple drawstring men’s pants,” Ruffin said.
 
BOOK: A research project grows in Brooklyn....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Black Inventors By Keith C. Holmes Global Black Inventor Research Projects Global Black Inventor Research Projects, whose roots grow in Brooklyn, N.Y., and whose branches now span five continents, provides a canopy under which students of all ages can expand their perspectives on African creativity and spark their inventive genius. Holmes, researcher and
 
Grambling State hires Shawn Walker
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Elizabeth City State basketball coach Shawn Walker has announced his resignation to accept the head coaching position at Grambling State University. “Our department and university family wishes Coach Walker the very best as he transitions to Division I basketball”, Athletic Director J. Lin Dawson said. “We
 
Duke names religious position after former professor
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
DURHAM – Duke University is honoring the legacy of the late C. Eric Lincoln with a religious position in his name. Lincoln was a scholar, activist, novelist, hymn writer and Duke professor who taught religion and culture from 1976-93. The first C. Eric Lincoln Minister at Duke Chapel is Joshua Lazard. Lazard will contribute to the PathWays student
 
5 prices a leader must be willing to pay
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Jesus gave some INCREDIBLE advice in Luke 14:28-30. Today, we will dive into five areas where we need to be willing to pay the price as a leader. 1. There is a financial cost. Books cost money. Conferences cost money. Putting yourself in a position to be stretched and grown cost money. And one of the qualities that I’ve always noticed in leaders who
 
Movie Review: Get On Up
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: Troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, finally the Hardest Working Man in Show Business gets his story told. This project had been in development
 
The lynching of Eric Garner
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right Thing”: the brutal strangulation of peace-loving Radio Raheem by New York City police in a Brooklyn pizza shop. That scene touched a raw nerve as it recalled the 1983 death of 25-year-old graffiti artist Michael Stewart, another chokehold victim of the New
 
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Car Review: 2014 Porsche Cayman

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CIAA well represented in MEAC

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Winston-Salem State wide receiver/kick returner Chase Powell is transferring to Hampton under